Job Description

Westlake Pipe & Fittings, a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), is the second-largest polyvinyl chloride pipe and fittings manufacturer in North America. Westlake Pipe & Fittings supplies gasketed, solvent weld and restrained joint pipes and a wide range of fittings for a diverse list of markets including municipal water and sewer, plumbing, water well, pool and spa, and agricultural and turf irrigation. Westlake Pipe & Fittings is an industry leader in product development with Certa-Lok® spline-lock technology and product systems that are focused on building A Better Foundation. To learn more, visit the website at 


This job requires the identification, safe handling and accurate storage, and placement of product following inspection.  Operator must coordinate with Quality Assurance technicians to allow for timely movement of production into inventory after inspection.  Must follow establish practices for safe, organized, and orderly storage of product. Knowledge of yard layout, products, production levels, and forklift operation is essential. Development of skills for assessing load parameters allowing the safe, accurate, and efficient placement of finished product on flatbed trailers to ensure maximum loading, while maintaining stable transport properties is also required. Individual will also assist other shipping personnel with load preparation, inventory counts, inventory status assessment, unloading raw materials and other duties as required by the Shipping Supervisor.


May include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Must be safety conscious, and able to work safely in fast paced environment.
  • Maintain a safe working environment for employees, customers & carriers.
  • Operate an industrial forklift to lift, stack, or tier products for storage yard and warehouse operations.
  • Performs all duties required by Shipping Operator
  • Performs all duties with minimal supervision. Must be self-motivated.
  • Perform cycle counts in accordance with established procedures.
  • Reports and corrects any identified sub-standards products and practices, including identification of sun faded product.
  • Sets an exemplary example for other Shipping Operators to follow as to safe work habits, positive attitude, and focus on company goals.
  • Provides training and assistance to other Shipping Operators.
  • Responsible for accurate inventory.
  • Know product descriptions, sizes, markings, codes and packaging.
  • Load outbound shipments safely and accurately onto trailers for shipment. 
  • Unload inbound shipments safely.
  • Responsible for safe and proper product storage.
  • Fill out Pick Lists for Load Checking & Ship Confirmation.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.


  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions in English. Communication skills (written and verbal) and be able to work well with operators, shift leaders an office personnel.  Shares information with co-workers as needed.
  • Ability to read a tape measure, add and subtract two-digit numbers, plus use calculator. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Basic knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40-50lbs., as well as standing, walking, sitting and climbing in and out of fork trucks throughout most of the shift. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid, hot and cold conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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